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ECS G10IL   (Source: ECS)
Intel's "Diamondville" processor will find a home in the ECS G10IL

DailyTech provided you with some slim details on the ECS G10IL a few weeks ago. The small, sub-notebook was spotted at CeBIT and was immediately labeled as an Eee PC 401/Eee PC 900 competitor by nearly everyone in the press.

Although specifications on the device were rather slim at the time, ECS finally spilled the beans when it comes to its latest notebook offering. As reported earlier this month, the ECS G10IL will be available with three USB 2.0 ports, 1.3MP webcam, a 4-in-1 card reader, an Ethernet jack, 56k modem, WiFi, Bluetooth and HSDPA 7.2.

New details revealed by ECS today include the fact that the G10IL will be available with both 8.9" and 10.2" glossy display screens. Powering the G10IL will be a Diamondville (Intel Atom) processor coupled with the Intel 945 GSE/ICH7M northbridge/southbridge.

The sub-notebook will feature one DIMM slot which will support up to 2GB of DDR2 memory. ECS will also provide customers with the choice of traditional mobile HDDs or solid-state disks (SSDs). 4-cell and 6-cell battery options will be included -- the latter will likely come as standard equipment with the larger, 10.2" version of the G10IL.

The ECS G10IL will be available with both Windows XP and some variant of Linux when it launches later this summer.



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By crystal clear on 3/20/2008 8:38:19 AM , Rating: 1
Intel Corp the world's biggest computer chip maker, will soon expand its distribution of low-cost educational laptops to retail distributors in the United States and Europe, a company executive said on Wednesday.

Computer makers will start selling Intel-designed Classmate PCs in those markets for about $250 to $350, making them the latest super low-cost laptops to go on sale in the developed world, said Lila Ibrahim, general manager of Intel's emerging market platform's group.

She said that manufacturers in India, Mexico and Indonesia have already begun selling Classmate PC laptops on the retail market.



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